Whether you are new to the university or you have studied here for years, this page includes resources to support your academic pursuits and help you succeed in your studies at Catholic Distance University.

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Getting Started

Start your journey at CDU with these essential first steps

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Your Computer

Laptop Minimum & Recommended Specifications

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Internet Access

Online learning bandwidth recommendations

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How to Find Support

Need tech support? Find out how to get in touch with our IT Helpdesk

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Email and Calendar

How to access your CDU email and calendar

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Registering for Courses

Find out how to register for classes, check your grades, pay your tuition, etc.


Canvas LMS

Learn to navigate the Canvas Learning Management System

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Best practices to protect your identity and data online

Contact Us

If you require access to specific applications that are not listed or need help with these services, please email the IT Help Desk at itsupport@cdu.edu.